Why experienced chefs leave a metal spoon in flour: a trick that has been tested over the years

By Jurassic JennMar 26, 2024 09:36 AMFood Life hack
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Why experienced chefs leave a metal spoon in flour. Source: en.rua.gr

It is interesting that at one time an ordinary spoon replaced an older trick with iron nails used by our ancestors. They often placed this object in a vertical position in bags of flour. Can you guess why? SSPDaily tells about it. 

The essence of the old tradition was that the flour was later sifted and dried, and the nails were removed. Because they were rusting.

Although this trick is not popular today, some cooks, like our grandmothers and mothers, use stainless steel tablespoons.

A spoon is placed in a package, bag, or bag of flour and stuck vertically. This is done to scare away pests that can completely spoil the product. Those who have already tested the trick on themselves claim that the smell of metal helps to completely protect flour from various insects and midges.

This was done decades ago, although some may think that the spoon was simply forgotten or left behind for the convenience of picking up.

You can also use aluminum foil instead of a spoon. A small piece should be rolled into a ball and then placed inside a bag of flour.

Some people put bay leaves or garlic in the container to scare insects away from the product. Insects, gnats and moths, as well as all other uninvited guests, do not like this flavor either.

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